Development

We currently have around 1350 properties in management and we serve the affordable housing needs of rural communities in Powys and Ceredigion. Last year we said that we wanted to expand and double our stock, since then we have committed to a number of large and small scale developments across the region. As people move into those homes and other developments come to site, we have reviewed our development strategy.

 In 2012/14 we want to work closely with local communities and are keen to hear about sites where there are development opportunities that could meet locally identified housing need. This may include a site you wish to sell, a site you wish to develop where we could purchase some or all of the site or properties where a Section 106 Agreement is in place to develop affordable housing. We will also consider sites which are partly developed or complete.

Local Knowledge Helps Us meet Local Need

We must meet certain key building standards - the menu at the top right of this page contains a list of the minimum requirements for our affordable housing.

Please Note: We rarely consider purchasing individual properties that are for sale.

A description of the kind of opportunities we would be interested in can be found below and we would be pleased to hear about any development opportunities which you believe fit our criteria.

Development Opportunity Criteria

Location
Towns and villages in Powys and Ceredigion (of particular interest – Aberystwyth)
Size of Develpment
Suitable for the level of affordable housing needed by that community

Build Standards

Design Quality Requirements (DQR) will apply to ALL properties (this includes Lifetime Homes and Secured by Design)
Welsh Housing Quality Standards (WHQS) 
MWHA Standard Specification
Welsh Government minimum net floor areas

Dwelling Types

You must provide justification for the mix you have suggested

Site Status

We will consider sites without planning, un-started developments with planning, developments on-site and part finished, completed sites in management

Tenures

We intend promoting a range of tenures on each development as follows:

Tenure Neutral - (rent converts to "right to part buy" after 12 months)

Affordable Rent - If grant is available

Affordable Sales - Less than open market value

Shared Ownership

Leasehold
Form Of Contract  /  Purchase We would prefer to agree a deal with you and take the properties on a turn key or package deal basis, but will consider other arrangements

 

Building Affordable Homes For Your Community

If you think you know about a development opportunity that would interest Mid Wales Housing Association’s here’s what you need to do now:

1. If you would like to get in touch with us regarding details of a site or development that is available for our consideration, please complete and submit the developer enquiry, accessible from the menu at the top right of this page.

2. Make sure you send all the attachments we ask for, for each opportunity.

3. Wait to hear from us - we will try to come back to you in 2 weeks to tell you if we are interested or not. If we are, we will invite you to the Association to talk in more detail about the opportunities and how we may be able to work

We Look Forward To Hearing From You !